Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1618

Shrub
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain south of VA)

Look for it in mesic to dry forests & woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy white
Bisexual. Flowers all alike and fertile
5-lobed calyx
5-lobed corolla
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black
Drupe

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Dipsacales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Viburnum acerifolium   FAMILY Adoxaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Viburnum acerifolium   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 174-05-009:
Viburnum acerifolium   FAMILY Caprifoliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mapleleaf Viburnum, Maple-leaved Arrowwood, Dockmackie


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image of Viburnum acerifolium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_viac_001_lhd

        

image of Viburnum acerifolium

JK Marlow    jkm0504g_05

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

The specific epithet "acerifolium" means maple-leaved.

image of Viburnum acerifolium

JK Marlow    jkm0504t_19

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Sinuses rounded.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Mapleleaf Viburnum and Maple species

image of Viburnum acerifolium

JK Marlow    jkm0504t_21

April    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

Leaves 3-lobed, coarsely serrate, base rounded to cordate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viburnum acerifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_acerifolium_maplelf

April        

Flowers in terminal flat-topped clusters (cymes), per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Viburnum acerifolium

JK Marlow    s050410_a

April    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Viburnum acerifolium

JK Marlow    jkm0205cb_06a

May    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Flowering stems with one pair of leaves, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Viburnum acerifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060506_012b

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

image of Viburnum acerifolium

JK Marlow    jkm101024_689

October    Pickens County    SC

image of Viburnum acerifolium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_acerifolium_6

October        

Fruit an ovoid drupe, ripening from green to pink then purplish-black, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.